The official death toll has passed 70 but there are many more missing.
Sergio Cabañas, head of the country's National Disaster Management Agency (Conred), told a local radio station that a river of lava had changed course towards the town. Rescuers, police and journalists hurried to leave the area as a siren wailed and loudspeakers blared, "Evacuate!"
Guatemala's disaster agency issued new evacuation orders for some nearby communities Tuesday afternoon, setting off a panicky flight by people that stalled traffic in some areas. "You have to be prepared, for the children", he said.
Her brother and sister made it to safety, but their grandmother has not been seen again. CBS News spoke to some residents who recently got much-needed food and water.
Perez D. reported from Escuintla, Guatemala.
Thousands of people have been evacuated, CONRED said.
Other families experienced similar tragedies.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales attend a reception at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on May 16, 2018. "More than 20 have disappeared".
Mount Fuego is Spanish for "mountain of fire".
Firefighters hosed down their smoking boots, which had sunk into molten volcanic material just below the ash surface. The searing hot volcanic material that covered communities near the volcano left numerous bodies unrecognisable so DNA testing or other methods will be necessary for identification. The bodies were recovered by search and rescue teams, Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Studies confirmed, saying that only 23 have been identified so far.
Officials say a total of 192 people remain missing, but the search for bodies in mountainous areas destroyed by the eruption has been progressing slowly.
Workers poked metal rods into the terrain to release smoke, an indication that super-hot temperatures remained below the surface three days after the volcanic explosion that killed at least 75 people.
"We have some toiletries, like shampoo, toothpaste, toothtbrushes we are also including some cereral for the kids that are in shelters because we know they like them", said Geraldina Motta, director of Operation Blessing Guatemala. My children say they would rather be in the streets.
A dead cow lays in the disaster zone near following the eruption of a volcano in Guatemala, June 5, 2018.
"We don't rule out the possibility of some person alive, but the condition in which the homes are makes that possibility pretty unlikely", Sanchez said, according to AP. Rescuers struggled to reach people where homes and roads were charred and blanketed with ash. Vazquez said that the dog's name is Rambo. "It may be that this dog no longer has a family". At least 46 people have been injured.
Wallace says the US government is sending a plane to transport children injured in the disaster.